Tuesday, 12 June 2012

Quick ideas for Father's Day
wine, whisky & beer

6 wines
Stephane Breton Brut N.V. Champagne £15.99
Our stunning and exclusive house champagne

Dandelion Vineyards Lionheart of the Barossa Shiraz £9.99
Generous mouth-filling blackberry, raspberry and plums cover the palate with lashings of sweet spice.
Firm but fine tannins and dark chocolaty nuances continue throughout - absolutely gorgeous!

Haute Marone Gigondas 2009 £11.99
Intense aromas of ripe raspberries and black cherries and a wisp of smoke creeps in there.
Deep, dark and intense.
Great with duck and game dishes and a real treat with a very good farmhouse cheddar.

Chateau Darien Reserva 2007 £12.99
Bursting with blackcurrants. Decanter Wine Magazine give it 5 stars.

Chateau Siaurac Lalande de Pomerol 2007 £16.99
Soft and generously full of black fruit flavours.

Classici Barolo Flori 2008 £11.99
A really beautiful Barolo with characteristics of tobacco, leather and violets.
Great with wild boar sausages, venison, roast lamb and gamey stews.

8 whiskies
Glen Moray £19.49
Light gold in colour and with hints of shortbread, butterscotch, lemongrass and the sweet spiciness of ginger marmalade.

Royal Lochnagar 12 year old £28.99
By appointment to their late Majesties Queen Victoria, King Edward VII and King George V.
Subtle and freshly woody.
Typical of the Highland style, fragrant with linseed oil and sweet toffee offset by fresh acidity.

Dalmore 12 year old £34.59
Aromas of citrus, chocolate and aromatic spices, vanilla on the palate and a finish of roasted coffee and chocolate.

Caol Ila Islay at the very special price of £29.99
Fresh, sweetly fruity and smooth-bodied.

Dalwhinnie Distillers Edition only £32.99 (£20 less than r.r.p.)
More depth than the normal Dalwhinnie.
A delicious whisky!

The Ileach - Islay £19.99
A lovely peaty whisky with sublimely smooth malty notes, oak, grassy and hints of the coast.

Tomintoul 10 year old £23.99
Golden in colour, suggestions of citrus, toffee and raisins.
Some sweetness and a gently oaky spice.

Drumguish Single Highland Malt £16.99
Pale amber in colour, medium dry, gently peated and with a slight earthy smokiness.

& a great local beer
Bowland Brewery 5 litre keg of traditional local beer £18.99
...................of course you might have to help your father drink his way through 5 litres!

If you would like any of these treats posting out with a message we will need your order by Thursday 14th June at the latest for delivery for Father's Day. There is a £8 delivery charge per consignment.
To order please phone us on 01200 423152

Friday, 8 June 2012

Favourite Wines of the Night
Our wine tasting at Eaves Hall

Earlier this month we took you on a trip around the world of wine with an incredible selection of 99 wines in the beautiful surroundings of Eaves Hall, West Bradford.
We asked you all to vote for your personal favourite wines of the evening and this is what you chose. 

Champagne & Sparkling
Gavi Spumante Brut 'La Battistina', Italy NV £7.99
Champagne Lallier Premier Cru Rosé Brut, France NV £24.59

Cher et Tendre Vouvray Sec, Loire 2011 £6.99
Turckheim Sables et Galets Pinot Gris, Alsace 2009 £9.99
La Vieux Quartier Bourgogne Chardonnay, Jean du Barre, Burgundy 2010 £8.99
Domaine Chante Cigale Châteauneuf-du-Pape Blanc, Rhône 2010 £17.59
Boutinot 'Les Coteaux', Côtes du Rhône Villages 2009 £6.99
Boutinot 'La Côte Sauvage', Cairanne Côtes du Rhône Villages 2009 £10.99

Gavi 'Conchetta', Piemonte 2011 £6.99
Crocera Barbera d'Asti Superiore, Piemonte 2009 £6.99
Campogiovanni Brunello di Montalcino, San Felice, Tuscany 2007 £25.99

Austria, Germany & Portugal
Sepp Grüner Veltliner (organic), Austria 2011 £7.99

Diez Siglos Rueda Verdejo, Rueda 2011 £5.99
Catalan Eagle White, Garnacha Blanca Viognier (organic), Catalunya 2011 £8.59
Vega del Rayo Reserva, Rioja 2007 £8.59
Borsao Selección Barrica, Campo de Borja 2008 £6.99
Tres Picos Garnacha, Campo de Borja 2010 £12.59
The Gauntlet Monastrell, Yecla 2008 £11.99
Clio, Monastrell Cabernet Sauvignon, Jumilla (limited parcel) 2007 £29.99

South Africa
Circle of Life White, Waterkloof, Stellenbosch 2010 £12.99
Circumstance Chardonnay, Waterkloof, Stellenbosch 2008 £14.99
Circumstance Merlot, Waterkloof, Stellenbosch 2009 £15.99

Australia, New Zealand & California
The Cloud Factory Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand 2011 £6.99
Ant Moore Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand 2011 £8.99
Mr Smith Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia 2010 £9.99
Yangarra Estate Shiraz, McLaren Vale, Australia 2008 £16.99
Clos du Val Zinfandel, Napa Valley, California 2010 £16.99

Chile & Argentina

Novas Gran Reserva Viognier (organic), Casablanca, Chile 2010 £8.99
Signos de Origen Cabernet Sauvignon (organic), Chile 2009 £12.99
Bressia Monteagrelo Malbec, Mendoza, Argentina 2008 £13.99

There you are, the 30 favourite wines from a tasting of 99. Many tasting techniques were adopted on the night, some of you methodically worked your way around the tables, others took the scatter-gun approach. Many took our suggestion and tried red & white wine flights, comparing for instance Old and New World Sauvignon Blancs, or Grenache versus GSMs (Grenache, Shiraz, Mourvedre). Our staff at each table endeavoured to give you as much information about the wines as possible and we were fortunate to have several wine makers with us.

If you would like to order any of the wines listed above
please do not hesitate to give the guys at the shop a ring on
01200 423152

Here are just a few photos of the evening: